Five Affordable Ways to Maximize Performance with Your Vehicle

  Are you looking to give your car a bit more grunt, but don’t have heaps of cash? Don’t despair; there are plenty of effective ways to bring out your vehicle’s inner hot rod that won’t break the bank. When it comes to engine performance (speed and power), it’s all about increasing horsepower. Here are the top five affordable ways you can do this: 1. Improve power-to-weight ratio The quickest and cheapest way to boost your vehicle’s performance is to improve its power-to-weight ratio. By removing excess weight and stripping ... [read more]

Let MassMutual Help You Live the American Dream

 “I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MassMutual. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.”       Are you still trying to live the American Dream? What exactly is the American Dream? Is the American Dream to you still attainable? Growing up my parents’ vision of the American Dream was probably just to have the opportunity to provide for my sister and I despite so many obstacles placed in front of us. This was probably the same vision my grandparents had ... [read more]

Daddy’s Little Girl from Ja Rule for Throwback Thursday

My Throwback Thursday is from Ja Rule since he's celebrating his birthday on 2/29, which this is not a leap year I don't know when he would celebrate his birthday. This track is from his debut album, Venni Vetti Vecci and this features Ron Isley and it's Daddy's Little Girls. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!   http://youtu.be/Qsp4gQomUGw       ... [read more]

Black History: Zora Neale Hurston

      Born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, writer Zora Neale Hurston created several acclaimed works of fiction, including the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. She was also an outstanding folklorist and anthropologist who worked to record the stories and tales of many cultures, including her own African-American heritage. Hurston was the daughter of two former slaves. Her father, John Hurston, was a pastor, and he moved the family to Florida when Hurston was very young. Following the death of her ... [read more]

Black History: Katherine Dunham

        Katherine Dunham was born June 22, 1909 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She formed a dance group that performed in concert at the Chicago World's Fair in 1934 and with the Chicago Civic Opera company 1935–1936. In 1938 she joined the Federal Theater Project in Chicago and composed a ballet. Two years later she formed an all-black company, which began touring extensively by 1943.     Source ... [read more]

Buying Flowers for Your Wife besides Valentine’s Day

I received compensation for my honest review of this product.         Valentine’s Day has come and gone fellas and I’m sure you went all out whether it’s a romantic evening planned, dinner, chocolate and sending her some flowers. On Valentine’s Day I’ve never been one of those guys that had to buy everything on that 1 day and get my wife flowers just for that 1 day; I actually do it year round. There are so many reasons to give your wife, significant other, girlfriend or just that special someone in your ... [read more]

Check Out J. Cole Producer Voli

While Jersey Native Voli grew up rapping, he's most known for his work producing tracks for hip-hop heavyweight J. Cole. Now, with the release of his self-titled debut LP (out now on Soulspazm), he deftly makes the transition to artist, showing off his mesmerizing flow, fresh lyrics and undeniable pop sensibilities in addition to his always inventive production. Voli grew up with an affinity for the arts. He honed his lyricism while internalizing the tastes of his favorite producers of the era. Voli focused on rapping for several years ... [read more]

Black History: John Russwurm

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The Funeral from 50 Cent Off His Animal Ambition Album

My Music Monday is from 50 Cent, who recently announced he left Shady/Aftermath/Interscope to sign a deal as a independent artist. This video is called the Funeral and his new album, Animal Ambition drops June 3rd. Enjoy!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=l-9pGIDsyvs ... [read more]

Black History Month Featuring Samuel Cornish

    Source Samuel Cornish, an abolitionist and editor, was born in Sussex County, Delaware and raised in Philadelphia and New York City.  Since both of his parents were free African Americans Cornish was born free.  After graduating from the Free African School in Philadelphia Cornish began training to become a Presbyterian minister and was ordained in 1822.  Shortly afterward he moved to New York City where he organized the first black Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. In addition to his duties as pastor, Cornish also ... [read more]